“A craftsman may have an excellent knowledge of the standard measurements for all ordinary articles of furniture and yet fail to produce beauty in his work because of the lack of that artistic perception which we call a sense of proportion.”
— “A Matter of Proportion,” Charles Hayward, The Woodworker magazine, 1937
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LostArtPress on InstagramA few examples of stretchers of various kinds. A. Plain rectangular form. B. The H stretcher. C. The double H design. D. Pattern with straight diagonals. E. Shaped X stretcher. F. Flat veneered design. G. Variation of the H stretcher. H. Another X stretcher I. Alternative form of flat stretcher. — from “The Woodworker: The Charles H. Hayward Years: Volume III” published by Lost Art Press #The_WoodworkerDancing Tables, circa 1999. Curly birch, mahogany, and ebonized poplar. A commission made in my garage workshop. Photo by Kendall Reeves, Spectrum Studio of Photography & Design (spectrumstudioinc.com) — from “Making Things Work: Tales From a Cabinetmaker’s Life” by Nancy Hiller @nrhiller #Tales_from_a_cabinetmakers_lifeDrawers are now fit into the Nicholson campaign chest. Next I’ll fit the drawer bottoms (easy) and fit the inlaid hardware (fun). I’m pushing hard to get this done before I leave for Germany on June 28.
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